Women to Women Symposium

The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce invites you to be inspired and empowered at the 2021 Women’s Symposium this November.

Join us for exciting speakers and panelists on both days who will discuss the challenges faced by women during the pandemic and provide strategies on staying motivated, overcoming hardships, and understanding mental health issues women face. All attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a networking session at the end of the 2nd day.

Thank you to our supporting sponsors:

Swag Bags (SOLD OUT)

Although the event is virtual, we are excited to still be able to offer the first 300 registrants one of our signature Swag Bags!
Filled with goodies, products, and gifts, this year’s bag will not disappoint. Register quickly to ensure you don’t miss out! Bags will be available for pick-up at the Vaughan Chamber office closer to the event date. More details will be communicated.

New for 2021: Included in your swag bag will be a $20 lunch delivery gift card on us!

Sponsored by:

For the full list of sponsors CLICK HERE.

Speakers & Panelists

We are excited to announce our Keynote Speakers for the 2021 Women to Women Fall Symposium:

Day 1 – Inspire: Beloved comedian Jessica Holmes has been a perennial favourite on Royal Canadian Air Farce for 15 years, and has brought the house down opening for giants such as Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Peters, Jerry Seinfeld, and Oprah Winfrey. Her hilarious take on life’s challenges as well as her unique knack for skewering celebrities (including Nikki Minaj and Celine Dion) have audiences in stitches. Her customized emcee and entertainment presentations — which include motivation and wellness — are always a hit.

Day 2 – Empower: Marnie McBean is one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians, and an expert in turning potential into performance. As Canada’s chef de mission at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and a former Specialist in Olympic Athlete Preparation and Mentoring for the Canadian Olympic Committee, McBean prepared athletes emotionally and psychologically to ensure that they performed at their highest level. Drawing on her years of experience as a performance coach and a top competitor herself, she leaves audiences with a recipe for success that can be applied to all endeavours.

For the full list of panelists and speakers CLICK HERE.

Networking Reception

To wrap up the event, we’ve set aside time on the latter half of Day 2 for attendees to come together for our virtual networking reception.

The session will allow participants to make valuable connections with like-minded business professionals, in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to become a valued partner of our upcoming Symposium to help bring 300+ attendees together for a 2-day event that will focus on being inspired, empowered, and connecting with like-minded individuals.

Along with your support, the Vaughan Chamber is proud to unite business professionals from all walks of life, backgrounds, industries, and perspectives for an inspirational experience like no other.

Contact Jennifer for more details: jennifer@vaughanchamber.ca |  905-761-1366 ext. 221

Vendor Marketplace

Virtual Vendors have the opportunity to be featured on the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce website, share their business on our social media platform, and attend the symposium, where they’ll take in keynotes and panels and network with other women in the Vaughan business community.

This is also a great time to shine a light on your business by offering an exclusive discount or prize to attendees.

Meet our 2021 virtual vendors:

  • Brando’s Clothing Store
  • Creations and Designs by Nadia
  • Designer Kids Wear
  • Health Energies Vaughan Wellness Centre
  • iLiv Realty
  • ISarti Italian Menswear
  • Plan B Media Inc.
  • Skinprovment Medi-Spa
  • Stella & Dot, by Mirjana Lotterio
  • Tamfit Canada
  • This Is Made

Women’s Leadership Committee

Andrea DeGasperis-Ronco,
OPUS Homes
Sabrina Chiechi,
Business Development Bank of Canada
Krystal Van Westerop,
TD Business Banking
Sue Ruzza,
Harkel Office Furniture
Belinda Rossi,
Miller Thomson
Lora Bourck,
Artistic Skylight Dome
Tina Di Vito,
Ashley Perri,
Skinprovement Medi Spa
Alpa Patel,
Patricia Celio, CPA
Jennifer Rashty,
Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
Brian Shifman,
Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
Filomena Ortali,
Vaughan Chamber of Commerce

See what Vaughan’s Women to Women Symposium is all about, check out this video from our last in-person event!